My male ego kicked in later when for some silly reason I thought after I filled out and because a little more muscular, I could go back and play, maybe try out college. But again, laziness crept into the picture. I thought I could just ride some natural talent. Honestly I was deceiving myself.
So it is with the spiritual battle. We think we can just ride on what we know about God, my faith in Christ, and a little church. Satan loves that approach. You bring nothing to the Battle but your ego thinking you can stand under the pressure. I think it's like playing football in the NFL, only you didn't get dressed for the game, rather you're just wearing your Sunday best. Could you imaging the pain of getting hit by a 260 pound linebacker in full pads and you're standing there in jeans and a shirt? Can't imagine the pain. I only know one professional football player personally and I wonder if Tim hit me with everything he had in full pads, how injured would I be? Even worse is what Satan wants to do to me. Satan wants to KILL ME!
I'm thinking I need to leave my laziness aside and prepare myself for the battle at hand.
Time to gear up for battle and wear the full armor of God, and then I am GUARANTEED victory over Satan.
I like those odds much better, since God's armor protects every part of me and the Word of God is my weapon of choice.
SUIT UP! The battle is on!